10 Reasons to Talk about E-learning

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10 Reasons to Talk about E-learning

Technology doesn't by definition make things better. Its value depends on context, purpose and intention. But we're all well aware that we've been thrust into a new-normal, where technology and the need for technology has taken centre-stage as a key enabler. This new situation has thrown a fresh perspective over the whole issue of e-learning in the current virtual world.

All training requires effort to make it work, whether it's face-to-face, virtually, physically, or digitally through a computer. Once you have an e-learning course up and running, however, it has distinct and sustainable advantages.

1. You won't need classrooms

This can save on venue costs or real-estate and will also mean there are less restrictions on the number of people you can train at any one time.

2. It can reach a wide, even global, audience, saving both time and money

With e-learning you can train any member of staff, anywhere in the world. No one needs to travel, and you avoid the time difference difficulties you face with virtual and conference-call training.

3. Materials can be downloaded

Course materials no longer need to be centrally printed, cutting back on cost and time.

4. Delegates can learn at their own pace

Learners of all abilities can work through course content without being left behind by classmates or made to feel inadequate. It can also make learning easier for those employees for whom English is not their first language.

5. Avoiding time away from work

With conventional training, delegates can be put off by the prospect of a half-day or a day away from work. With e-learning, they can move as quickly or slowly as they wish, and can stop or start as their workload permits.

6. Progress can be measured, assessed and evaluated automatically

Automating results ensures impartiality as all are measured in the same way.

7. Usage metrics are readily available

By using e-learning you will automatically generate records and metrics.

8. Content can be added and updated regularly

This means you are not stuck with outdated or ineffective content, and can update and improve resources easily as necessary.

9. Unlike classroom trainers, it's always there

You will not be dependent on the availability of the right experts at the right time.

10. All staff will receive exactly the same quality of training, delivered in exactly the same way

E-learning means that no individual delegate can dominate the classroom or trainer – everyone will have the same opportunities.

The virtual world is in the spotlight, but it's important to remember that virtual options are not just for the here and now, but need to take their place in the wider context of future organisational needs.

Talk to us now about developing e-learning that will continue to deliver value for many years to come.

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